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ASUS BC-1205PT Blu-ray Combo Drive
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ASUS BC-1205PT Blu-ray Combo Drive


Overall rating 8/10

ASUS hopes to bring HD content to the masses by offering a cheaper drive that only has read capabilities for Blu-ray media.

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Product Specification

Read Speed DVD-ROM Read: 12x, Max, DVD-RAM Read: 5x, Max, CD-ROM Read: 32x, Max, BD-ROM/R/RE Read: 5x, Max
Write Speed DVD+R Write: 12x, DVD+RW Write: 6x, DVD+R DL Write: 4x, DVD-R Write: 12x, DVD-RW Write: 6x, DVD-R DL Write: 4x, DVD-RAM Write: 5x, CD-R Write: 32x, CD-RW Write: 24x
Access Time: BD: 250ms, DVD: 150ms, CD: 150ms
Interface SATA
Buffer Size 4MB
Writing Mode
  • DVD:
  • Disc-At-Once
  • Incremental Recording
  • Restricted Overwriting
  • Sequential Recording
  • Random Recording
  • CD:
  • Track-at-Once
  • Disc-at-Once
  • Session-at-Once
  • Packet Recording (fixed & variable)
Supported Disc Formats
  • DVD:
  • DVD+R DL 8.5GB
  • DVD+R 4.7GB
  • DVD+RW 4.7GB
  • DVD-R DL: 8.5GB
  • DVD-R 4.7GB (closed session)
  • DVD-RW 4.7GB (closed session)
  • DVD-RAM
  • DVD-Video
  • CD-DA
  • CD-ROM XA (m1, m2f1/m2f2)
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • Bootable CD
  • Photo CD (single & multi-session)
  • Video CD
  • CD-Extra
  • CD-Text
Dimensions (W x H x D) : 148 x 42.3 x 185 mm (w/o bezel)
Weight 980g